What is vitiligo and how it can be treated?
Vitiligo belongs to a category of medical conditions wherein your immune system is the one causing problems. In this particular case, your immune system is attacking the cells responsible for producing melanin, thereby resulting in white spots on your body. These cells (melanocytes) are either rendered useless or completely destroyed in some scenarios. Vitiligo is not a rare disease by any means, affecting nearly 1% of the general population.
Let’s break it down, shall we??
There is this misconception that vitiligo goes beyond the skin where some people think as though it affects the proper functioning of certain organs. They act as if it is some kind of communicable disease which is absolutely not the case, it should not be stigmatised. Simply put, it is just the absence of colour only in certain areas of your skin.
The symptoms of this skin whitening disease usually begin as very small patches and gradually increase in size. The shapes of these patches are dynamic, evolving into various forms. In addition to the physical symptoms, there are a few psychiatric symptoms associated with vitiligo as well. Depression and many anxiety disorders are among the secondary issues that could follow the diagnosis of vitiligo.
Essentially there are two types of vitiligo: non-segmental and segmental vitiligo. Non-segmental is the more common of the two, can be generalized as having symmetrical lesions all over the body. This type has no specific age of onset. Segmental vitiligo is not symmetrical and the onset age of this type is generally in your early teens. It usually occurs on areas of neck and face. Although there is no primary cause of vitiligo, experts theorize that its origin may be genetic.
When choosing a vitiligo treatment technique, just like anything else, it is advised to weigh in the pros and cons of each. But let us back up a little bit, shall we?? Never mind the approach you want to take, it should always be in a combination of certain self-care tips that you need to adapt. These include avoid tanning, avoiding getting a tattoo and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and the avoidance of stress and trauma. Application of sunscreens at all times if you have sensitive skin is necessary. These tips, however, should be looked at as add-ons to whatever medications you are taking for better results.
Medications include using vitiligo creams on the affected areas to bring the skin colour back to normalcy. Steroids could also be taken orally. One might want to gauge in possible side effects these medications present such as itchy skin, dry skin, hair growing in unwanted places among others. UV light therapy is also an option wherein balanced skin coalescence is aimed to achieve. Needless to say, there arises a need to come up with a side-effect free approach and that is exactly what homeopathy does.
Vitiligo treatment in homeopathy
Vitiligo treatment in homeopathy is an uber-healthy process. Vitiligo is such a condition wherein some of the psychological symptoms can be confused with various other conditions. That is why it is important to treat every case separately. Remedies are prescribed by scrutinising every individual’s medical and genetic history with care. Homeopathy follows an approach where your condition is treated by operating at the source of origins and eradicating the cause. Patients and doctors all over the world claim that homeopathy is the best choice for vitiligo. It has changed so many lives, next could be yours.
Homeopathic medicine for vitiligo is definitely a positive step in the right direction. As mentioned before, it is not a rare disease and one needs to stay calm and visit a homeopathic centre early on. Follow what your doctor says and you will be fine.